Formerly the Bequest and Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. is a separately incorporated organization that develops resources needed to ensure the future vitality of the Jewish community encompassing Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties. It serves the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey and its family of agencies, as well as area synagogues and organizations. With approximately $75 million in current and future expected assets, the Foundation is growing in stature as the central address for the philanthropic and estate planning needs for members of our Southern New Jersey Jewish and secular community.
The mission of The Jewish Community Foundation, Inc.
The purpose of the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. is to foster and facilitate sustainable philanthropy to support the mission of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey and the needs of our Jewish community here, in Israel, and around the world. The JCF seeks to create a climate that supports funding of programs and organizations by involving agencies, synagogues, day schools, individuals, and families in the planning process. It strives to provide long-term funding vehicles for philanthropic action and education on philanthropic needs.
Approved March 4, 2014 by the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc.
How JCF, Inc. Operates
The Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. is governed by a 27-member Board of Trustees. The Trustees represent a diverse cross-section of the community in a variety of fields and professions. The Board consists of five committees: Acceptance & Investment, Development, Grants & Distribution, Marketing and Professional Advisory. All endowment funds and donor advised funds of the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. are prudently invested with professional money managers and brokerage houses.
The Board of Trustees of The Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. approves all investments based upon the recommendations of the Acceptance and Investment Committee. Investment guidelines have been approved and adopted by the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees sets policies and oversees all of The Foundation's activities.
The Foundation is professionally managed by an Executive Director.